Christine Ebersole

Actress, Singer
One of the brightest lights in American musical theater for over a decade, actress and singer Christine Ebersole was a Tony Award-winning performer who wowed critics and audiences in productions like "Dinner At Eight," ... Read more »
Born: 02/20/1953 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Emoticon;) 2014 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Love Comes to the Executioner 2014 (Movie)

Miriam Prigusivac (Actor)

Sullivan & Son 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

American Horror Story 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smash 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

Muffin (Actor)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

Leah Belfort (Actor)

Royal Pains 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Retired at 35 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rocco's Dinner Party 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Ugly Betty 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Confessions of a Shopaholic 2009 (Movie)

TV Show Host (Actor)

Samantha Who? 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cashmere Mafia 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lipstick Jungle 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Related 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossing Jordan 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Rosie O'Donnell 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Card 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Madigan Men 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Pros & Cons 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1981 - 1982, 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Favorite Martian 1999 (Movie)

Mrs Brown (Actor)

True Crime 1999 (Movie)

Bridget Rossiter (Actor)

An Unexpected Life 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1981 - 1982, 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1981 - 1982, 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

'Til There Was You 1997 (Movie)

Beebee Moss (Actor)

Black Sheep 1996 (Movie)

Governor Tracy (Actor)

Pie in the Sky 1996 (Movie)

Mom Dunlap (Actor)

My Girl 2 1994 (Movie)

Rose Zsigmond (Actor)

Richie Rich 1994 (Movie)

Regina Rich (Actor)

Folks! 1992 (Movie)

Arlene Aldrich (Actor)

Rachel Gunn, R.N. 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Again 1991 (Movie)

Lydia Larson (Actor)

Miss Jones 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghost Dad 1990 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

The Lounge People 1990 (Movie)

Cynthia (Actor)

Ryan's Hope 1974 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cavanaughs 1986 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Mac and Me 1988 (Movie)

Janet (Actor)

Amadeus 1984 (Movie)

Katerina Cavalieri (Actor)

Thief of Hearts 1984 (Movie)

Janie Pointer (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 1981 - 1982 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tootsie 1982 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

Acceptable Risks (TV Show)

Actor

An Unexpected Family (TV Show)

Actor

An Unexpected Love (TV Show)

Actor

Double Platinum (TV Show)

Actor

Dying to Love You (TV Show)

Actor

Gypsy (TV Show)

Actor

Ink (TV Show)

Actor

Mary and Rhoda (TV Show)

Actor

The Dollmaker (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

The Big Wedding 2013 (Movie)

("Gently Down The Stream") (Song)

The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Truth About Teachers 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

One of the brightest lights in American musical theater for over a decade, actress and singer Christine Ebersole was a Tony Award-winning performer who wowed critics and audiences in productions like "Dinner At Eight," "42nd Street," and "Grey Gardens," for which she played two challenging roles. Ebersole also enjoyed a career in film and television, most notably as a Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time Player on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) during the troubled 1981-82 season.

Relationships

Peter Bergman Actor

Husband
Married 1976 Divorced 1981

Bill Moloney

Husband
Married 1988

Mae Mae Moloney

Daughter
Born 1996; adopted with Bill Moloney

Aron Moloney

Son
Born May 1997; adopted with Bill Moloney

Elijah Moloney

Son
Born 1992; adopted with Bill Moloney

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

MacMurray College

Jacksonville , Illinois

New Trier High School

Winnetka , Illinois

Milestones

2006

Played the dual role of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale ("Big Edie") and Edith Bouvier Beale ("Little Edie") in "Grey Gardens"

2005

Cast as M'Lynn in the Broadway production of "Steel Magnolias"

2002

Played Millicent Jordan in "Dinner at Eight," which she was nominated for a Tony Award

2001

Played the actress Dorothy Brock in the revival of the musical "42nd Street"; earned Tony Award

2000

Co-starred in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man"

2000

Had featured role as the adoptive mother of a troubled teen in the Off-Broadway play "Current Events"

1996

Had supporting role on the CBS sitcom "Ink"

1992

Played title role in the short-lived Fox sitcom "Rachel Gunn, R.N."

1986

Co-starred in the CBS sitcom "The Cavanaughs"

1984

TV-movie debut, "The Dollmaker" with Jane Fonda

1984

First substantial role in features, "Amadeus"

1984

Returned to daytime dramas as Maxie on ABC's "One Life to Live"; earned Daytime Emmy nomination

1982

Film debut in small role in "Tootsie"

1981

Joined cast of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC)

1979

First Broadway lead as Guinevere in "Camelot" starring opposite Richard Burton, then Richard Harris

1978

Broadway debut in small role in "On the Twentieth Century"

1975

TV debut as Lily on ABC soap opera "Ryan's Hope"

Bonus Trivia

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Ebersole described her one season on "Saturday Night Live" as "a constant struggle to maintain integrity and maintain principles". (Quoted in "Saturday Night: A Backstage History of 'Saturday Night Live'" by Doug Hill and Jeff Weingrad, William Morrow, 1986)

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